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states, john kerry, and the russian foreign minis r minister, sergey lavrov, to conclude their talks in paris. we expect that they will be speaking to reporters. we'll have live coverage of that. in the meantime, to cnn's anna coren, joining us from crimea. anna, this u.n. envoy had to leave, leave a coffee shop. it was an ugly scene unfolding. tell us what you know. >> reporter: yeah, an ugly scene indeed, wolf. we understand that robert serry was surrounded by up to 15 armed gunmen. they ordered him to get into a car and head straight to the airport. he resisted. he was then led into a coffee shop and itv reporter james mates was with him, and tweeting in real-time as to what was taking place. so we understand that they were in that coffee shop, not very far from where we are here in s simferopol. and as you mentioned in your introduction, he agreed to leave, to quit his post here in ukraine. he is, of course, the special envoy to ukraine. quit his post and leave the country to try and deescalate the situation. we don't know why these local militia had such a problem with robert se
and the onrequesting crisis in ukraine, and there are major developments. the secretary of state, john kerry, was in kiev, ukraine, meeting with the government there and touring the site of last month's deadly pro it tests. a short time ago, he and president obama made clear their support for that new ukrainian government, contradicting the russian president, vladimir putin's claims that ukraine has no legitimate leaders. president obama dismissed that claim, adding that russian's invasion of crimea was a miscalculation. >> i actually think that this is not a sign of strength, but rather is a reflection that countries near russia have deep concerns and suspicions about this kind of meddling. and if anything, will push many countries further away from russia. there is the ability for ukraine to be a friend of the west's, and a friend of russia's. >> secretary of state john kerry just left kiev for talks in paris, was even more forcefully, said all of putin's claims are false. >> not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims. none. >> adding to the tensions in crimea
withdrawal. the secretary of state, john kerry, he's due to fly out tonight, to go to kiev in ukraine. he spoke moments ago at the state department, and he condemned russian's invasion of crimea as an incredible act of aggression. in moscow, russian's parliament is considering legislation that could ultimately lead to the annexation of crimea as russian territory. the russian president putin appears to be taking a very active role in military drills in western russia. the exercises involve about 150,000 troops, along with aircraft and ships. putin called for snap drills and surprise inspections throughout the region. let's go straight to the region, cnn's anderson cooper in kiev. russian media denying they have issued an ultimatum, but ukrainian troops clearly worried. what is the latest you're seeing and hearing on the ground? >> there is a lot of concern. it's obviously an incredibly tense situation here in kiev. the central government, the new government here is shaky, at best. there is an interim president, new prime minister, prime minister saying this country is on the brink of disa
the german plag, the u.s. flag, the secretary of state john kerry is going to be making a statement together with the visiting foreign minister of germa germany. presumably they'll be speaking about what's going on in ukraine right now and serious fears here in the united states, potentially. let's hope it doesn't happen, the russians could intervene militarily in their neighboring country of ukraine. we'll monitor what the secretary of state and german foreign minister have to say once they start speaking. standby, we'll go to the state department. in the meantime check other news we're monitoring. attorney general eric holder in a washington, d.c. hospital right now. he was taken there earlier today after feeling faint. he also had shortness of breath. moments ago the white house press secretary jay carney talked about holder's health in the white house briefing. >> got anything to say about the attorney general being hospitalized, the president made aware? >> the president has been made aware. and i think the department of justice has put out a statement that as a precaution when he felt
russian's involvement in the crisis. today the secretary of state, john kerry, made it clear, the u.s. would adamantly oppose any russian military intervention. listen to this. >> we believe national security adviser rice has made it very clear and i have made it clear, that intervention would, in our judgment, be a very grave mistake. it would be completely contrary to russian policies, as stated now with respect to libya, syria, other places. the question is whether or not what is happening now might be crossing a line in any way, and we're going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> our national security correspondent, jim sciutto, is here watching all of this. it's fast-moving right now. and a lot of us didn't think it was going to get this bad. but there is potential for a whole lot worse. >> no question. that's been the consistent warning from u.s. officials. don't -- to the russians. don't do any actions that can be misinterpreted. right? and now on the ground there, you are having actions that can easily be misinterpreted. are those forces that you're see
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